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Foord International Feeder Fund


For conservative, absolute return-oriented investors in global markets



The fund aims to achieve meaningful inflation-beating US$ returns over rolling five-year periods from a conservatively managed portfolio of global investments reflecting Foord's prevailing best investment view.


•    With a moderate risk profile
•    Requiring diversification through investments not available in South Africa
•    Seeking to hedge rand depreciation.


Year Fund Return % Benchmark Return % SA Inflation %
2006 (from 01/Mar) 24.9 28.4 5.0
2007 9.2 4.6 8.9
2008 12.6 -19.0 9.5
2009 -6.9 -1.4 6.3
2010 -1.7 -1.6 3.5
2011 19.1 15.9 6.1
2012 16.4 22.3 5.7
2013 42.5 57.7 5.4
2014 8.7 16.3 5.3
2015 36.1 33.3 5.2
2016 -10.5 -3.9 6.8
2017 4.2 10.9 4.7
2018 4.1 6.4 4.5
2019 14.5 25.3 4.0
2020 (to 30/Apr) 27.3 16.1 1.6


To achieve meaningful US inflation-beating ZAR equivalent returns over a full investment cycle.

Time horizon

Longer than three years.

Inception date

1 March 2006

Minimum investment

R50 000 lump sum or R1 000 per month

Significant restrictions

The portfolio may only invest in cash and one other collective investment scheme.

Income distributions

The Foord International Fund, in which the fund invests, does not distribute its income.

Income characteristics

Marginal to zero income yield as the Foord International Fund is a roll-up fund and does not distribute its income.

Portfolio orientation

Fully invested in the Foord International Fund, sub-fund of Foord SICAV, domiciled in Luxembourg.

Risk of loss

Currency volatility means risk of loss in the short term is high. In general, the risk of loss is lower than that of the average foreign equity fund.

Top 10
Security description Asset class Market Portfolio weight %
FMC Corp Equity US 8.1
Nagacorp 9.375% 21/05/2021 Bond SG 6.2
ETFS Physical Gold Commodity GB 6.2
Nestle Equity CH 5.3
US Treasury 2.75% 30/11/2020 Bond US 5.0
Roche Holding AG Equity CH 4.6
SSE PLC Equity GB 4.5
CVS Health Corp Equity US 4.0
Alphabet Inc Equity US 3.6
Bayer AG Equity DE 3.6

Monthly Commentary – April 2020

  • Developed market (+10.9%) and US (+13.1%) equities surged, with the S&P 500 achieving its fastest single-month rally since October 1974 – on coordinated and robust global monetary and fiscal policy responses and early indications of progress on potential COVID-19 therapies
  • Emerging markets (+9.2%) gained, led by India (+16.1%) and Russia (+11.5%) – India’s markets were buoyed by a $23 billion COVID-19 stimulus package while Russian markets were aided by the bottoming and subsequent rise in the oil price
  • Leading precious metals miner Wheaton Precious Metals (+37.2%) contributed the most to fund performance driven by increases in gold (+6.4%) and silver (+10.1%) – the fund’s derivative hedges detracted in the rapidly-rising market
  • Despite lower market volatility and the global equity rally, developed market bond yields including the US 10-year made new lows – bond investors continue their push into relative safe-havens amid economic uncertainty
  • The US dollar weakened marginally against the British pound (+1.7%) and Japanese yen (+1.0%) – after a period of strength
  • Cyclical industrial commodities including oil (+11.1%) and copper (+5.1%) rebounded – as global stimulus buoyed investor sentiment
  • The fund retains the S&P 500 hedges given the continued global economic uncertainty resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – despite the significant monetary and fiscal stimulus measures enacted the path to economic recovery remains unclear at best
  • The rand (-3.9% vs the US dollar) weakened more as the economic shock of the extended lockdown compounds South Africa’s structural growth challenges – S&P downgraded SA debt further into sub-investment grade on forecasts of accelerating deterioration of public finances

The standard charge rate is a fixed fee of 0.35% plus VAT. A 1.35% annual fee is levied in the Foord International Fund.


Experience the compounding phenomenon of a sustained, long-term investment with Foord.

Using rand returns of Foord’s best investment view South African funds. ? In calculating the current value of your hypothetical investment, we have applied the long-term equity carve-out returns of Foord Asset Management's Global Balanced composite from 1 January 1990. These returns are gross of fees and taxes. Any information provided is not intended nor does it constitute financial, tax, legal, investment, or other type of advice, and the suitability or potential value of any information or particular investment source is not guaranteed. Performance may be affected by changes in the market or economic conditions and legal, regulatory and tax requirements. Distributions may be subject to mandatory withholding taxes. Foord does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the performance return of investments.
Using US dollar returns of Foord’s best investment view global fund. ? In calculating the current value of your investment, we have applied the long-term returns of the Foord International Trust. These returns are calculated net of fees. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Foord Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Limited disclaims any liability for any loss, liability, or damages (whether direct or consequential) of any nature whatsoever that may be suffered as a result of, or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly to the use of or reliance upon the information provided.
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The annualised return is the effective annual percentage return achieved over the term of the investment. Results for an investment term of less than one year should be treated with caution.


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